About Chris


Chris Weigant is a political commentator, author, and blogger.

He has been a regular contributor to Arianna Huffington's The Huffington Post since June of 2006.

As "Tom Paine" Chris wrote the book How Democrats Can Take Back Congress in 2006, which (while obviously dated, now) still has a lot of good advice for Democratic candidates today. To find out more about this book, please visit Pamphleteering Press.

Nowadays, Chris provides advice to Democratic officeholders on a weekly basis, with his renowned "Friday Talking Points" advice column on how Democrats really should frame things positively; as well as his monthly wrapups of President Barack Obama's job approval poll ratings over at "".

Chris grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, and has always been interested in politics. His own politics are a mix, and probably could be described as "left libertarian." On some issues, Chris agrees with the mainstream, and on some he's to the left of Bernie Sanders. It all depends on the issue, and on the arguments raised by all sides.

If you'd like, you can send Chris an email (which will not be made public without your express approval) via our "Email Chris" page. Chris may not have the time to answer all emails, but he promises to at least read all of them.